Rochioli Chardonnay Estate 2014


SKU 02054


'Quiet and assured, third generation winemaker Tom Rochioli continues to produce spectacular wines from the family’s 100 acres of vineyards in the heart of the Russian River Valley on both sides of Westside Road south of Healdsburg. The two most commonly encountered cuvées are the Russian River Estate Chardonnay and Russian River Estate Pinot Noir.' ROBERT M. PARKER JR.

Category White Wine
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Russian River Valley
Brand Rochioli
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • wa91

Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Chardonnay Estate comes from both Wente and Hanzel clones of Chardonnay. It displays loads of caramelized citrus and orange blossom, a rich, full-bodied mouthfeel, great minerality and freshness, and a floral personality. This wine sees about one-third to 40% new oak and is bottled unfiltered.

Robert Parker, March 2016
  • we90

Wine EnthusiastThis is pure, focused Russian River Valley at its most exuberant, full bodied and dark in color. Textured layers of pear, honey and melon dance around good, tight acidity, allowing for a balance of decadent pleasure.

Virginie Boone, December 1, 2016